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Murchison Falls walking safaris

A new activity for an iconic national park

"There is no better way to experience the African bush than on foot, engaging all of your senses: the whisper of the grass, the smells of the soil, the sights of animals" these are the words of the founder of Bushwonderers, a company that has set up Murchison Falls walking safaris. The company describes the walking safaris as:

  • Active, adventurous, and give you the freedom to explore areas unreachable by car.

  • Lasting around 3-5 hours every day: a leisurely exploration in which you immerse your senses in nature.

  • Encountering a variety of wildlife (antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes). You will learn about (and touch, smell, observe and hear) a variety of plants, trees, birdlife,and insects.

  • Every walk is unique as the bush habitat changes continually and is shaped by dry and wet seasons.

Each walking safari consists of the following:

  • A guided walking safari experience

  • Accommodation in fully equipped & staffed tented camps

  • Max 6 - 8 guests

  • Four star meals

  • Ability to customise the walking safari with other activites ( game drive / boat cruises )

The BushWonderers team is made up of well-trained and friendly staff including:

Camp Staff - manager, guide, cooks, waiters, attendants, drivers 

UWA Rangers - Two to three rangers at all times for security & guiding

Although all the safaris are customisable a typical day on a walking safari would look like this:

Morning Bush Walk - Typically begins at 07.00 lasting around 2.5hrs to 4.0hrs. Breakfast can be served prior to the walk or at a convenient break point during the walk.

Midday rest at the tented camp, where lunch is served as there are a vareity of books and games to keep your entertained.

Afternoon Bush Walk - A shorter walk lasting 1hr to 2hrs around the camp, or a game drive followed by a sundowner at Nyamsika Viewpoint and returing to the camp for dinner.

All the BushWonderer camps have:

landscape views

24-hour ranger security presence & staff

Easy access to roads

Furnished Safari Tents Dining Area

Bush Bar Hammocks

Solar Lighting & Charging Toilet, Shower, Sink & Mirror Educational Resources (books) Board Games

BushWonderers walking safari trails.

Example walking safari itineraries within Murchison Falls National Park:

Bush Getaway - 3  nights / 4 days - short escape with all activities, based around BushWonderers flagship camp


Savannah Wonders - 4  nights / 5 days - explore the wilderness extensively, usually based on

two mobile camps


Untamed Roaming - 5  nights / 6 days - ultimate exploration of more unexplored Murchison Falls National park areas

Example walking safari itineraries combining other wildlife activities:

Wildlife Trails - 3  nights / 7 days - walking safari combined with chimpanzee and rhino trekking.


Trails & Waters - 9 days / 8 nights - walking safari, chimpanzee and rhino trekking, and exploration of the scenic Crater Lakes country


Summits & Savannahs - 14 days / 13 nights - ultimate walking adventure with Rwenzori Mountains trek (6 nights), and a walking safari, with a break in beautiful Crater Lake country.

For any more informaiton on how to incorporate this activity into your next safari or to do it as a stand alone experience, please contact


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